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PROFILE: Who is Prophet Elvis Mbonye?

‘Prophet’ Elvis Mbonye is once again in the news after photos of his followers kissing his feet during a gala dinner at Kololo Independence Grounds went viral. Mbonye is known for his sense of style and opulence, driving sleek cars, being attended to a body guarded and his love for the limelight, at least if his quality videos and photos splashed over social media are anything to go by. But who exactly is Mbonye?

Born in 1977
Age: 40
Born to Leo and Teddy Ntiru of Bugolobi
Has six siblings
Attended Mbuya nursery school and Kiswa primary school
Went to Kigezi College Butobere for O-level
Standard High School in Zana for A-level.
2004: Awarded a bachelor of arts degree in Development Studies from Makerere University
Married to businesswoman Harriet Mbonye
Harriet is rarely seen in Mbonye’s fellowships
Arsenal FC fan
Hobbies: watching thriller, detective and comic movies
1998: Got born again during his first year at university
Previously hated “things of God” and mocked her sisters during their prayer meetings
Had an encounter during one of the sessions, started speaking in tongues and prophesying
First prophesied to family members and friends
He first prayed at Victory City Church
The Lord later ‘directed him’ to start his own ministry after serious of private meetings with God on hills
Author of books including ‘Testing The Powers Of Ages To Come’ (2012)
2012: Started Tuesday fellowships in Kamwokya
Has no church but holds fellowships in hotels
Plans to construct a permanent ministry home, not a church
2014: Mbonye started quarterly fellowships at Hotel Triangle in Kampala
2015: Zoe fellowship moved to Open House near Watoto church, later to Theatre La Bonita and Imperial Royale hotel
2016: Moved to Aya Group Hotel for Tuesday Zoe fellowship meetings
From 100s his fellowships are now packed beyond capacity
Current venue costs over Shs 50m every Tuesday
Prominent Prophecies: Former vice president Gilbert Bukenya returning to Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party
Foretelling the exact day and month of the 2004 Asian tsunami
Foretelling the the 2010 Kampala twin bombings
Foretelling the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union (Brexit)
Foretelling the Mabira forest wrangles in 2007
Foretelling the crashing of three UPDF choppers in Kenya

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